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US10884361B2
Image forming apparatus that switches power supply to plurality of heating elements
Publication/Patent Number: US10884361B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/674,466 Filing Date: 2019-11-05 Inventor: Wakatsu, Kohei   Doda, Kazuhiro   Yoshida, Tsuguhiro   Sato, Yutaka   Oi, Ken   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G03G15/20 Abstract: In a case where fixing processing ends in a state where a power supply line is switched by a switching unit according to a first print command so that power is suppliable to a second heating element, the switching unit switches the power supply line from the second heating element to a first heating element so that power is suppliable to the first heating element, the switching occurring regardless of presence or absence of reception of a second print command subsequent to the first print command.
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US10884364B2
Image heating apparatus and image forming apparatus having an intermediate member fixed to a terminal and fixed to an electrode at regions shifted from each other
Publication/Patent Number: US10884364B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/704,374 Filing Date: 2019-12-05 Inventor: Suzuki, Takafumi   Nishikata, Kazushi   Nakao, Kenichi   Komatsuzaki, Makoto   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G03G15/20 Abstract: An image heating apparatus includes a heater that includes a substrate having a longitudinal direction arranged in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which a recording material is transported, a heat-generating element provided in the substrate, and an electrode configured to feed electric power to the heat-generating element, and a terminal to be electrically connected to the electrode, wherein an image formed on the recording material is heated by heat from the heater. A conductive intermediate member including at least one layer is provided between the terminal and the electrode, and a first fixing region in which the electrode and the intermediate member are fixed and a second fixing region in which the terminal and the intermediate member are fixed are shifted from each other in the longitudinal direction.
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US10885098B2
Method, system and apparatus for generating hash codes
Publication/Patent Number: US10885098B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 14/854,689 Filing Date: 2015-09-15 Inventor: Drake, Barry James   Downing, Andrew Peter   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G06F16/51 Abstract: A method of generating hash codes from a query vector. An ordering of dimensions is determined for a lattice hole in an A* lattice, the lattice hole being located nearest to the query vector and the ordering of dimensions represents a mapping applied to transform a canonical hole of the A* lattice to the lattice hole. An initial hash code is determined for a first point in the A* lattice, based on the query vector, using a plurality of predetermined constants. A subsequent hash code is generated for a second point in the A* lattice, from the initial hash code by modifying the initial hash code by a multiple of a constant. The constant is selected from the plurality of predetermined constants using the determined ordering of dimensions.
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US10887527B2
Image capture apparatus having illumination section, monitoring system including image capture apparatus, method of controlling image capture apparatus, and storage medium
Publication/Patent Number: US10887527B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/549,314 Filing Date: 2019-08-23 Inventor: Numata, Aihiko   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: H04N5/235 Abstract: An image capture apparatus capable of improving the quality of an image captured using illumination. A multi-eye image capture section has image capture sections that capture images in different image capture ranges partially overlapping with each other to generate a wide-angle image. A single-eye image capture section captures an image in part of the image capture ranges of the multi-eye image capture section and changes an image capture direction. When performing image capture using illumination, the exposure level of a first image capture section of the multi-eye image capture section, having an image capture range overlapping with the image capture range of the single-eye image capture section is controlled to be lower than the exposure level of a second image capture section having an image capture range not overlapping with the image capture range of the single-eye image capture section.
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USD907701S1
Printer
Publication/Patent Number: USD907701S1 Publication Date: 2021-01-12 Application Number: 29/684,659 Filing Date: 2019-03-22 Inventor: Hayashi, Hideki   Kashima, Ayaka   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC:
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USD907699S1
Process cartridge for image forming apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: USD907699S1 Publication Date: 2021-01-12 Application Number: 29/697,471 Filing Date: 2019-07-09 Inventor: Tanabe, Masato   Sueshige, Kazutaka   Abe, Tsukasa   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC:
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EP2923240B1
IMAGE HEATING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: EP2923240B1 Publication Date: 2021-01-06 Application Number: 13803278.4 Filing Date: 2013-11-21 Inventor: Ando, Atsutoshi   Narahara, Takashi   Imaizumi, Toru   Minamishima, Yasuhito   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G03G15/20
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EP2851828B1
Information processing apparatus and method of controlling the same
Publication/Patent Number: EP2851828B1 Publication Date: 2021-01-06 Application Number: 14180613.3 Filing Date: 2014-08-12 Inventor: Hosoda, Yasuhiro   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G06F21/31
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US10884374B2
Cartridge
Publication/Patent Number: US10884374B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/804,912 Filing Date: 2020-02-28 Inventor: Hirayama, Akinobu   Ueno, Takahito   Takeuchi, Toshiaki   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G03G21/18 Abstract: A rotational force is transmitted to a main assembly side feeding member for feeding the toner into a main assembly side toner accommodating portion from a coupling member provided on a cartridge. The cartridge includes a photosensitive drum, a discharge opening configured to discharge the toner removed from the photosensitive drum toward the main assembly side feeding member, and a coupling member configured to transmit the rotational force to the main assembly side feeding member. The coupling member is movable between a first position for transmitting the rotational force to the main assembly side feeding member and a second position retracted from the first position.
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US10884677B2
Sheet management system and control method to determine whether to set information to a sheet holding unit
Publication/Patent Number: US10884677B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/453,858 Filing Date: 2019-06-26 Inventor: Kimura, Yusuke   Kawamura, Nobuhiro   Ito, Aya   Ooba, Hideaki   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G06F3/12 Abstract: A sheet management system, in which a print control apparatus and an image forming apparatus are configured to communicate with each other, includes a selection unit, an adjustment unit, a confirmation unit, and a setting unit. The selection unit selects a sheet feeding deck. The adjustment unit adjusts sheet information including setting values for performing print processing on a sheet to be used for printing. The confirmation unit confirms. In a case where there is not a match between selected sheet information set for the sheet feeding deck and the sheet information to be adjusted, the confirmation unit confirms whether the sheet information to be adjusted by the adjustment unit is to be set for the selected sheet feeding deck. The setting unit sets the sheet information adjusted by the adjustment unit for the image forming apparatus in accordance with a result of confirmation by the confirmation unit.
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US10887521B2
Imaging apparatus and method for controlling the same
Publication/Patent Number: US10887521B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/191,824 Filing Date: 2018-11-15 Inventor: Kimura, Masafumi   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a shake detector and a shake correction unit. The shake correction unit performs image shake correction by moving an imaging element in a plane orthogonal to an optical axis of an imaging optical system. A shutter operation is performed using an electronic front curtain by the imaging element and a rear curtain of a shutter mechanism unit. A camera system controller performs driving control of the shake correction unit using a detection signal of the shake detector. If the camera system controller performs exposure control using the electronic front curtain and the rear curtain, the camera system controller performs regulation control for reducing the amount of rotation of the imaging element in a period before exposure during which the shake correction unit is active according to exposure conditions. Alternatively, the camera system controller performs control for luminance correction of a captured image according to exposure conditions.
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US10882708B2
Sheet conveyance device, image forming apparatus, method, and storage medium
Publication/Patent Number: US10882708B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/860,318 Filing Date: 2020-04-28 Inventor: Suzuki, Yuta   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: B65H5/38 Abstract: A sheet conveyance device includes a conveyance roller pair to convey a sheet, a skew correction roller pair to correct a skew of the sheet in a state in which the skew correction roller pair is being stopped, first and second conveyance guides, and a protrusion. The first conveyance guide includes a bend contact portion to come into contact with a portion forming a bend on the first surface of the sheet. The second conveyance guides the sheet. The protrusion is disposed between the skew correction roller pair and the bend contact portion to come into contact with the first surface of the sheet. The protrusion protrudes toward the second conveyance guide from the first conveyance guide in a manner as to intersect with a straight line connecting two nip portions and the bend contact portion in a cross section perpendicular to a width direction.
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US10885316B2
Apparatus for authenticating an object and method thereof
Publication/Patent Number: US10885316B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/047,614 Filing Date: 2018-07-27 Inventor: Nomoto, Atsuo   Ito, Yoshinori   Sato, Hiroshi   Yashiro, Satoshi   Noro, Hideo   Nakano, Shunsuke   Takahashi, Kiyotaka   Yamamoto, Takahisa   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G06K9/00 Abstract: Information processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input a captured image capturing a target object in a real environment, an obtaining unit configured to obtain an illumination condition in the real environment; a generation unit configured to generate a variation image as an image of a registration object reflecting the illumination condition based on three-dimensional data of the registration object and the obtained illumination condition, and a collation unit configured to collate the registration object with the target object based on a feature amount of the variation image and a feature amount of the captured image.
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US10893165B2
Information processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium
Publication/Patent Number: US10893165B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-12 Application Number: 16/128,878 Filing Date: 2018-09-12 Inventor: Sugawara, Kazuhiro   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: H04N1/32 Abstract: The present invention discloses an image processing apparatus having a scanner that scans an original document. The image processing apparatus generates image data after the scanner scans the original document, converts the generated image data into a file, sets a file name of the file, performs a transmitting process for transmitting the file with the set file name, registers an operation object for transmitting the file, in association with a name of the registered operation object, and causes a display to display the registered operation object. When the file is to be transmitted according to an operation of the displayed operation object, image forming apparatus refers to the name of the operation object and sets a file name using the name in the file.
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US10891092B2
Image processing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium to present a setting content
Publication/Patent Number: US10891092B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-12 Application Number: 16/418,781 Filing Date: 2019-05-21 Inventor: Sakaguchi, Toru   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G06F3/12 Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, in a case where a mode for executing, by pressing a second software key, a function based on a setting content of the second software key without displaying a first screen with which a setting content of an application is changeable is set and a setting content identical to the setting content displayed on the pressed second software key is displayed on a third software key, a second screen that enables a user to check the setting content corresponding to the second software key is displayed.
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US10884682B2
Storage medium, method, and apparatus for indicating whether communication with a device connected to a network is possible or not
Publication/Patent Number: US10884682B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 15/968,956 Filing Date: 2018-05-02 Inventor: Matsui, Yusuke   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G06F3/12 Abstract: An apparatus connected to a network executes search processing of searching for a device connected to the network, displays a selection screen including identification information corresponding to the device connected to the network based on a search result of the search processing, and designates a device based on operation of a user using the selection screen. In response to designation of the device, based on setting information for communication stored in the apparatus and information of the designated device obtained by the search processing, the apparatus displays a screen indicating whether it is possible to communicate with the designated device using the setting information.
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US10884370B2
Drum unit, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: US10884370B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/564,335 Filing Date: 2019-09-09 Inventor: Kamoshida, Shigemi   Fukasawa, Yu   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G03G15/00 Abstract: A drum unit usable with a process cartridge includes a photosensitive drum having an axis L1; and a coupling member having an axis L2 and connected to an end portion of the photosensitive drum, the coupling member being provided with a projection extending toward an end portion of the coupling member, wherein the coupling member is movable along the axis L2 between a first position, and a second position in which the projection is closer to the photosensitive drum than in the first position, wherein the projection is provided with a force receiving portion for receiving a rotational force and an outer surface facing away from the axis L2, and wherein at least a part of the outer surface is more distant from the axis L2 as is further from the photosensitive drum in a direction of the axis L1.
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US10884356B2
Toner cartridge and toner supplying mechanism
Publication/Patent Number: US10884356B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/801,443 Filing Date: 2020-02-26 Inventor: Kimura, Takashi   Kojima, Hisayoshi   Kashiide, Yosuke   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G03G15/08 Abstract: To develop a conventional structure of a toner cartridge. The toner cartridge includes a container and an open/close member. The container includes an accommodating portion for accommodating toner, and a discharge opening. The open/close member includes a closing portion for closing the discharge opening, and a closing force receiving portion. The open/close member a movable relative to the container between a closing position for causing the closing portion to the close the discharge opening and an opening position for causing the closing portion to open the discharge opening. The open/close member including a leading end portion and a trailing end portion which are on downstream and upstream sides of the open/close member with respect to a closing direction in which the open/close member moves to close the discharge opening, respectively. An open/close member extends from the leading end portion to the trailing end portion in a range exceeding 180° of a circumference of the container, as the toner cartridge is seen in the longitudinal direction of the container. The closing force receiving portion receives a force for moving the open/close member from the opening position to the closing position when the toner cartridge is dismounted from the receiving apparatus.
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US10887519B2
Method, system and apparatus for stabilising frames of a captured video sequence
Publication/Patent Number: US10887519B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/838,363 Filing Date: 2020-04-02 Inventor: Besley, James Austin   Templeton, Iain Bruce   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: A method of stabilising frames of a captured video sequence. First reference patch alignment data is received for each of a plurality of reference patch locations. A first stable frame and a subsequent stable frame are determined from a first plurality of frames based on the first plurality of reference patch locations and reference patch alignment data. A second plurality of reference patch locations is determined using image data from the first stable frame, the second plurality of reference patch locations being determined concurrently with determining the subsequent stable frame from the first plurality of frames. Image data for the determined second plurality of reference patch locations is extracted from the subsequent stable frame. A second plurality of stable frames of the captured video sequence is determined with respect to the reference frame using the second plurality of reference patch locations and the extracted image data.
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US10887473B2
Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus for detecting whether sheet is protruding from readable range
Publication/Patent Number: US10887473B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/785,447 Filing Date: 2020-02-07 Inventor: Akagi, Daisuke   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: H04N1/00 Abstract: An image reading apparatus comprises a platen, a support, a reader, an open/close unit, a first obtainer, a mark, a positioning member, and a determiner. A position of the mark on a pressing surface of the cover, is provided at a position at which, in a case where a sheet of a maximum size among standard sizes that can entirely fit in a readable range of the reader is positioned with respect to the positioning member, at least a portion of the mark is not hidden by the sheet as viewed from the reader.